William Fetherstone Montgomery
Irish obstetrician, born 1797; died December 21, 1859, Dublin.
Biography of William Fetherstone Montgomery
William Fetherstone Montgomery studied in Dublin, becoming a licentiate at the Trinity College in 1825, in 1829 a fellow. Early in his career Montgomery gave private lectures in his own home. He was later the main instigator for the establishment of a particular chair in obstetrics at the College of Physicians. He died suddenly of an attack of angina pectoris in 1859. He was very critical to the use of chloroform. Although recognised internationally he never became «Master» of the Rotunda Lying-in Hospital.
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